Table 9_1_4-2c

2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 9_1_4.2c
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health provider about eating fewer high-fat or high-cholesterol foods, by family income,a United States, 2006
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 50.30.943.31.946.61.547.41.656.81.5
Age18–4436.31.228.42.335.42.035.22.142.22.5
45–6460.21.363.33.153.22.657.52.363.51.8
65 and over66.02.064.94.962.33.463.63.871.53.3
GenderMale48.51.337.53.542.72.341.92.157.32.0
Female52.01.146.62.349.22.152.42.056.21.8
RaceWhite, single race51.51.048.12.247.01.747.21.857.81.6
Black, single race44.51.731.53.043.03.246.33.253.73.7
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races56.95.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races51.71.043.02.149.21.948.61.757.61.6
Non-Hispanic, White53.61.249.32.650.92.448.82.058.61.7
Non-Hispanic, Black44.91.732.03.143.03.246.93.153.93.7
Hispanic, all races42.21.644.43.838.52.741.22.848.15.2
EducationbLess than high school45.71.642.12.944.92.547.93.048.95.0
High school graduate49.21.446.73.346.12.344.22.558.32.4
At least some college53.41.341.73.849.73.350.32.257.12.0
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed45.61.129.62.637.12.042.71.853.51.7
Not employed54.01.849.22.752.32.855.43.061.64.5
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private50.31.135.44.140.22.448.32.055.21.7
Public only51.32.345.93.057.23.650.85.0DSUDSU
Uninsured32.01.835.53.534.82.724.73.2DSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only59.93.6DSUDSU58.85.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private69.42.5DSUDSUDSUDSU68.94.171.93.9
Medicare and other public65.34.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan50.81.043.22.248.11.847.91.856.41.7
  Large central metro51.41.647.33.549.03.146.32.558.52.8
  Large fringe metro49.82.142.85.346.34.047.63.453.23.2
  Medium metro51.61.941.43.847.43.649.73.858.93.5
  Small metro49.52.935.45.950.33.848.94.555.55.2
Nonmetropolitan48.22.143.83.841.72.845.73.459.72.7
  Micropolitan51.02.646.04.846.74.349.14.158.43.2
  Noncore43.13.640.25.535.64.539.45.1DSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish51.41.043.02.148.81.748.31.757.31.6
Other39.42.045.94.135.13.538.43.4DSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good46.61.034.72.141.41.743.11.654.41.6
Fair/poor65.31.860.03.559.12.867.43.374.83.3
Activity limitationscBasic activities68.91.663.33.567.53.069.73.273.03.3
Complex activities68.42.062.23.668.93.366.03.979.44.5
Neither basic nor complex activities45.41.033.52.137.21.642.71.753.91.7

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

b Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

c For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 9_1_4-2c: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/9_lifestyle_modification/T9_1_4-2c.html